Singapore University of Social Sciences

Managing International Logistics

Managing International Logistics (SCM505)


Singapore has been ranked by the World Bank as Asia’s top logistics hub for the last ten years and plays a vital role in the ASEAN region. SCM505 Managing International Logistics considers Singapore’s importance and helps the students to appraise various aspects of international logistics and related complexities. When formulating strategies to tackle these complexities, different political, legal, and environmental factors should be considered. This course plans to focus primarily on the logistics scenario in ASEAN, China and India. Students will assess the possible issues Singapore may face as a logistics hub in the future. Students will examine emerging markets and the direction international logistics is taking.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • International Logistics Strategy
  • Logistics Modes and Inter-modality
  • International Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Importance of Trade Practices
  • Differences in Legal Practices
  • Negotiations and Contract Management
  • Outsourcing and Offshoring
  • Risks involved in International Logistics
  • Supplier Relationships and Ethical Sourcing
  • Singapore as a Logistics Hub
  • Logistics in ACI (ASEAN, China and India)
  • Emerging Markets and the Future of International Logistics

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise the importance of international logistics
  • Compare different trade practices in the region
  • Examine the role of Singapore in international logistics
  • Select the appropriate logistics modes for business
  • Assess the risks involved in international logistics
  • Propose strategies for negotiations with logistics partners
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